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I remember looking forward to holiday crafts in December all year, I would get tons of DIY project books from the library. I like Phee’s site, she has lots of puppets and projects.
From Phee McFaddell.

This is probably one of the coolest projects I have ever seen. It looks too easy… I tip my hat to unsimpleliving.
Here are the photo’s of how they did it, for full instructions click here.

It’s time for a fresh new calendar. I make a ritual out of making my own calendars, and for me it is process where I think about the days to come and visualize all the good vibes I want to feel every one of those days.

I also like to know my schedule at a glance, since I struggle to stay organized, I try to sort out all those irritating admin bugs at once.
Another perk is always having something to look forward to. I underline, highlight, encircle and bedazzle important and fun dates so I always know where they are and I always immediately know the next date to be excited about when one has passed.

So here’s a cute calendar you can print and make at home while contemplating your year ahead.

I usually make a big fuss over wrapping, I love wrapping (and unwrapping) gifts. Good packaging can feel like part of the present.
For those of you who, like me, like getting your Christmas shopping done early, I made this gift box to help you get the wrapping over with just as soon.

*I apologise for the mistakes on the download file, I forgot to convert the text to curves! But it’s fixed now, and it’s not an A2 anymore, since it was too big and it took a long time to open.

Pdf download: xmas box

Yesterday, I posted about Dr. Emoto’s water experiment, and I was so inspired I made some labels for your water bottles.
Now I can’t guarantee that they’ll work or change your water’s molecules, but at least they’ll look quite pretty.

So you can download your waterlabels and print them on sticker paper to stick onto the bottles. Or you can stick them on a clear bottle with the picture facing towards the water, and you should still be able to see the picture through the water. I use DC fix to stick things like these, however I wouldn’t recommend it, since it’s not entirely water tight.

my monster jar

I’ve been teaching myself to work with Corel X4, and this is my very first finished product. (In other words be gentle, I’m still learning, I know the design is basic.) The backgrounds I used for the postcards I got from the Design Inspiration website. I’d been experimenting with the ideas for these postcards for a while and I’d like to thank my friends and family who kindly smiled at the cut and pasted version! 🙂

The first postcard is called: mymonsterjar. You draw your personal or current monster (you know, that thing that nags at you or holds you back) in the jar, trapping it there FOREVER, and then you send it far away to a friend to neglect, torture or destroy.

The next postcard is mysecretsjar. Since postcards can be sent anonymously, you can send someone something you’ve always wanted to tell them without blushing.

And the last one, the brokenpromisesjar is aimed at the brokenhearted. If he moved in with her, took your only corkscrew and left his dirty dishes, this one’s for you.

I thought this elephant was entirely delightful! It’s always fun to create something so surreal it tickles. I found it on How About Orange. And here are the instructions.

I discovered a handy solution to a nasty mug stain on my black desktop. A few months ago I painted a chalk board for my kitchen, and using the paint left over I painted myself a notepad!

You need:
Black board paint (I used Plascon School Board Paint)
Masking tape
Chalk (for writing)

Simply mask out the area you wish to paint.
I chose an A4 sized spot that conveniently covered the stain which was right next to my laptop.
Paint and wait for it to dry completely before applying a second coat.
Wait until completely dry before drawing.

This project is so easy and I actually use my little note board regularly! And when I’m not using it, it blends into my desktop so elegantly.

This is the easiest cupcake recipe! And the result is so yummy!
The recipe is also easy to customize and play with, I add strawberry essence to the batter and a block of chocolate to every cupcake before baking. 

You need:
1.5 cups plain flour
3/4 cup sugar
2t baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2t salt
(Icing sugar and water for icing)
(Makes 12 cupcakes) 

Preheat oven to 180•C.
Mix ingredients together.
Spoon and divide mixture into separate molds.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted.
Cool cupcakes on tray.
Ice or decorate as you wish!

Before baking I place a block of chocolate in every cupcake. It goes all deliciously melty!


Final product with chocolate icing and sugar dusted hearts.


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